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Q 1.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer
{tex} \begin{array} { | c | c | c | } \hline 6 & { 9 } & { 15 } \\ \hline 8 & { 12 } & { 20 } \\ \hline 4 & { 6 } & { ? } \\ \hline \end{array} {/tex}

A

5

10

C

15

D

21

Explanation

Q 2.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer
{tex} \begin{array} { | c | c | c | } \hline 72 & { 24 } & { 6 } \\ \hline 96 & { 16 } & { 12 } \\ \hline 108 & { ? } & { 18 } \\ \hline \end{array} {/tex}

12

B

16

C

18

D

20

Explanation

Q 3.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer
{tex} \begin{array} { | c | c | c | } \hline 2 & { 4 } & { 0 } \\ \hline 1 & { 2 } & { 4 } \\ \hline 3 & { 1 } & { 3 } \\ \hline 36 & { ? } & { 91 } \\ \hline \end{array} {/tex}

A

24

B

48

C

59

73

Explanation

Q 4.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer
{tex} \begin{array} { | c | c | c | } \hline 4 & { 5 } & { 6 } \\ \hline 2 & { 3 } & { 7 } \\ \hline 1 & { 8 } & { 3 } \\ \hline 21 & { 98 } & { ? } \\ \hline \end{array} {/tex}

94

B

88

C

92

D

86

Explanation

Q 5.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer
{tex} \begin{array} { | c | c | c | } \hline 6 & { 6 } & { 8 } \\ \hline 5 & { 7 } & { 5 } \\ \hline 4 & { 3 } & { 7 } \\ \hline 120 & { 126 } & { 320 } \\ \hline \end{array} {/tex}

A

4

8

C

12

D

16

Explanation

Q 6.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer
{tex} \begin{array} { | c | c | c | c | } \hline 5 & { 9 } & { 8 } & { 7 } \\ \hline 8 & { 6 } & { 9 } & { 10 } \\ \hline 7 & { 13 } & { ? } & { 19 } \\ \hline 5 & { 7 } & { 8 } & { 9 } \\ \hline \end{array} {/tex}

A

9

B

10

C

12

15

Explanation

Q 7.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer
{tex} \begin{array} { | c | c | c | c | } \hline 31 & { 17 } & { 58 } & { 87 } \\ \hline 68 & { 19 } & { 61 } & { 65 } \\ \hline 91 & { 22 } & { 70 } & { 50 } \\ \hline 10 & { 142 } & { 11 } & { ? } \\ \hline \end{array} {/tex}

A

5

B

8

7

D

4

Explanation

Q 8.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer
{tex} \begin{array} { | c | c | c | } \hline 72 & { 24 } & { 6 } \\ \hline 96 & { 16 } & { 12 } \\ \hline 108 & { ? } & { 18 } \\ \hline \end{array} {/tex}

12

B

16

C

18

D

20

Explanation

Q 9.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer
{tex} \begin{array} { | c | c | c | } \hline F & { W } & { O } \\ \hline A & { J } & { K } \\ \hline E & { M } & { ? } \\ \hline \end{array} {/tex}

A

N

B

X

D

D

P

Explanation

Q 10.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer
{tex} \begin{array} { | c | c | c | } \hline 2 & { 72 } & { 56 } \\ \hline ? & { 0 } & { 42 } \\ \hline 12 & { 20 } & { 30 } \\ \hline \end{array} {/tex}

A

4

6

C

8

D

10

Explanation

Q 11.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer
{tex} \begin{array} { | c | c | c | } \hline 4 & { 20 } & { 25 } \\ \hline 27 & { 81 } & { 9 } \\ \hline 11 & { 44 } & { ? } \\ \hline \end{array} {/tex}

A

4

16

C

30

D

55

Explanation

Q 12.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer
{tex} \begin{array} { | c | c | c | } \hline - C & { 2 B } & { - 3 A } \\ \hline 2 A & { ? } & { - B } \\ \hline - 3 C & { - A } & { - 2 B } \\ \hline \end{array} {/tex}

A

-3C

B

-2C

3C

D

2B

Explanation

Q 13.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer
r{tex} \begin{array} { | c | c | c | } \hline 3 \mathrm { C } & { 27 \mathrm { D } } & { 9 \mathrm { E } } \\ \hline 71 & { 21 \mathrm { K } } & { 3 \mathrm { M } } \\ \hline 4 \mathrm { D } & { ? } & { 7 \mathrm { J } } \\ \hline \end{array} {/tex}

A

HE

28G

C

35L

D

48F

Explanation

Q 14.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer
{tex} \begin{array} { | c | c | c | } \hline 3 \mathrm { C } & { 2 \mathrm { B } } & { 4 \mathrm { A } } \\ \hline 27 \mathrm { A } & { ? } & { 64 \mathrm { B } } \\ \hline 9 \mathrm { B } & { 4 \mathrm { A } } & { 16 \mathrm { C } } \\ \hline \end{array} {/tex}

8C

B

12B

C

16C

D

18C

Explanation

Q 15.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer
{tex} \begin{array} { | c | c | c | } \hline 188 & { 300 } & { 263 } \\ \hline 893 & { ? } & { 915 } \\ \hline \end{array} {/tex}

88

B

96

C

238

D

500

Explanation

Q 16.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer

A

68

78

C

74

D

69

Explanation

Q 17.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer
{tex} \begin{array} { | c | c | c | c | c | } \hline 4 & { 226 } & { 1 } & { 37 } & { 2 } & { 135 } \\ \hline 6 & { 74 } & { 3 } & { 11 } & { ? } & { ? } \\ \hline \end{array} {/tex}

A

8,138

B

7,108

C

6,46

5,18

Explanation

Q 18.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer

A

127

142

C

158

D

198

Explanation

Q 19.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer

A

M

P

C

32

D

None of these

Explanation

Q 20.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer

A

15

B

16

C

17

18

Explanation

Q 21.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer

A

19

B

23

C

25

31

Explanation

Q 22.

Correct2

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer

A

24

B

25

26

D

27

Explanation

Q 23.

Correct2

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer

A

14

12

C

11

D

6

Explanation

Q 24.

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer

M

B

N

C

Q

D

R

Explanation

Q 25.

Correct2

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In question number/letters are placed in figures on the basis of some rules. One place in the figure is indicated by the interrogation sign (?). Find out the correct alternative to replace the question mark and indicate your answer

A

71

30

C

45

D

60

Explanation